Will rooting improve 3G speeds??


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    cmcfarland21 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I currently have the EVO with Android 2.2 and build version 3.29.
    My data speed is horrible? 90% of time I get 300-400 kbps on inetworktest.com/android/test
    Some random times I get 800-1000 when I am driving.
    Is it the phone, OS or Sprint??? I live in the Detroit metro area.

    Can I root and go back to Android 2.1 and will anything improve????

    Thanks
     

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  2. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Well-Known Member

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    Speed issues are generally going to be an issue of the network provider.

    However, 300-400 with occasional 800-1000 is pretty good for 3g. If you're looking for 4g kind of speeds, perhaps use 4g.

    I think 1,000 (1mbps) is actually even the top advertised 3g speed. You're not going to get it faster than it's capable of!
     
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    cmcfarland21 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sprint store says I should avg 600-800.
     
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    Well, if you're getting 3-400 and 8-1000, wouldn't that be pretty much a 6-800 average?
     
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    Is your internet browsing experience painfully slow or are you just relying and some speed test to tell you something is wrong??? If your speed using a real browser going to a real website is sufficient, what is the problem??? Everybody gets so hung up on numbers.
     
  6. Mr. Ed

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    lately I am lucky to get over 100 ....3g or 4g lol
     
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    cmcfarland21 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    90% of time I get 300-400 kbps
     
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    cmcfarland21 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Internet is slow, I have a buddy that has Samsung captiva with ATT and standing beside me doing a speedtest he gets more than double my speed and if we try to open a site like Yahoo his is twice as fast. I dont care about the numbers it just sucks how much faster ATT is over Sprint, yet Sprint sells you on how fast their crappy service is.
     
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    To be honest, I have absolutely no clue what speeds I am getting....I just know my phone works quite well on the internet...
     
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    Ok, I missed the 90%. None the less, I doubt you'll see any change in speed by rooting. Rooting doesn't really change the properties of the radio.
     
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    Try a different browser. Dolphin HD is much faster than the stock browser.
     
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    for the most part (unless I am having one of those unlucky 100kbps moments) my tests like this have been the exact opposite.

    att running between 300-500 and my phone running between 500-800

    I did have recent tests on 3g that were 1422 dload but only 99 up

    but last week was awful
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not sure about elsewhere, but in my area, ATT is faster than Sprint when doing speed tests (which i don't have alot of faith in anyways). My friend's iPhone4 on 3G will show speeds comparable to my Evo when i'm on a wireless network. But side by side, each loading the same page or running some real world test of speeds, his isn't any faster at all and i still get better coverage :p
     

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